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A: Ak-Orda

by Gennadiy Yakushev, 40 meters away

Ak-Orda

B: Ak-Orda -2

by Gennadiy Yakushev, 90 meters away

Ak-Orda -2

C: Astana - Government buildings

by Gumir Jamilov, 150 meters away

Street 3D panoramas of Astana city. New capital is located in the north-central portion of Kazakhstan...

Astana - Government buildings

D: Underground Waterfall

by Gennadiy Yakushev, 170 meters away

Underground Waterfall

E: Astana - Ak-Orda - President's residence

by Gumir Jamilov, 180 meters away

Street 3D panoramas of Astana city. New capital is located in the north-central portion of Kazakhstan...

Astana - Ak-Orda - President's residence

F:

by Gennadiy Yakushev, 210 meters away

G: Shanyrak

by Gennadiy Yakushev, 280 meters away

Shanyrak

H: Footbridge

by Gennadiy Yakushev, 310 meters away

Footbridge

I: Astana - Panorama

by Gennadiy Yakushev, 310 meters away

Astana - Panorama

J: Astana - Central Concert hall

by Gumir Jamilov, 400 meters away

Street 3D panoramas of Astana city. New capital is located in the north-central portion of Kazakhstan...

Astana - Central Concert hall

This panorama was taken in Kazakhstan, Asia

This is an overview of Asia

Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.

Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?

China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.

Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.

I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.

The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.

China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.

Text by Steve Smith.

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